Graduate Student
Division of Nutritional Sciences

110 Savage Hall


Jamie received her B.S. degree in human biology, health and society from Cornell University in 2016. She joined Anna Thalacker-Mercer’s laboratory as an undergraduate in January 2015, continued to work in Anna’s lab after college and began the Ph.D. program in molecular nutrition in January 2017. Broadly, Jamie is interested in the relationship between dietary intake, nutrient metabolism and metabolic and age-related disease. In the Thalacker-Mercer lab, she studies the role of select metabolic enzymes in controlling muscle stem cell proliferation and metabolism. Currently, she is studying the role of PKM2, a glycolytic enzyme, in modulating the proliferative capacity of myoblasts. Jamie’s research is supported by a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In the future, she is hoping to continue research as a post-doctoral fellow.

American Physiological Society (APS)

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Expanding your Horizons, November 2017-April 2018

  • Led a workshop focusing on glucose metaoblism and digestion
  • Organized a team of graduate students and designed new workshop for the program

Cornell NS5410: Applied Anatomy and Physiology (November 2017)

  • Guest Lecture: Muscle Tissue

Cornell NS3200: Biochemistry (September 2017)

  • Guest Lecture: The TCA Cycle

Cornell NS5410/NS5411: Applied Anatomy and Physiology (August 2016- May 2017) Teaching Assistant

  • Led weekly review sessions
  • Presented two lectures: Epithelial Tissue and Muscle Tissue
  • Led laboratory sections involving anatomy and EKG
  • Exposed to problem based learning modality

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Ithaca, NY May 2016
Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, Health and Society

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